longest commuter train?

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Re: longest commuter train?

Postby peconicstation » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:12 pm

The B &M ran what was no doubt the longest RDC commuter trains in the USA of up to 8 cars during rush hours.

Long trains were not the forte of Budd Cars, but the B & M had a fleet of 1/2 powered RDC-9 cars to make these longer trains a bit more fuel efficient.
The RDC-9's were easy to spot as their ends were blind (no cab windows).

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Re: longest commuter train?

Postby highgreen215 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:42 am

I can remember 6 or so RDCs on Needham trains. And the toxic blue fog they spewed was an environmental nightmare.
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